Patients receiving medical care in Florida are extremely vulnerable, as most people trust medical personnel to provide medical care that would not jeopardize their health -- or even their lives. However, according to multiple recent recall reports, it is not uncommon for intravenous solutions to contain particulate matter that can cause personal injury, and in some cases it can even be life-threatening. In a recent recall, Baxter International announced that some of its IV solutions may contain insects.
Fortunately, in all the reported cases, the insects were spotted in the solutions before it was administered to patients. Two different versions of 0.9 percent Sodium Chloride Injections – in 50 ml and 100 ml doses – were distributed to distributors and customers from October 2014 through July 2015. The affected lots were reportedly distributed nationwide.